The paper “Technological specialization and variety in regional innovation systems: a view on Austrian regions” [a preprint] by Bernd Ebersberger and Florian M. Becke is now published in “Innovation in Complex Social Systems” edited by Petra Ahrweiler.

In this edited volume Petra Ahrweiler ties together a diverse set approaches to illustrate a ‘hard science’ approach to innovation. Natural scientists, computer scientists, mathematicians and social scientists contribute to illustrate cutting-edge methodology in the analysis of innovation complex social systems. The paper “Technological specialization and variety in regional innovation systems” illustrates how patent information can be used to investigate regional patern of technological specialization and their inter-temporal dynamics.